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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Whitefish Bay High School is a top rated, public school located in Whitefish Bay, WI. It has 970 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.

Whitefish Bay High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1350
27 responses
Average ACT
29
302 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$117,300
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,253
National
$949
Median Home Value
$373,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Best of the bay
    28%
  • Homecoming week
    26%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Sporting events; girls basketball; track and field
    16%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
970
Free or Reduced Lunch
2%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,124
Teachers in First/Second Year
5%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,203/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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Whitefish Bay High School Reviews

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I very much enjoyed my experience at Whitefish Bay High School! As a student who went to Whitefish Bay schools from 5th grade through high school, I believe I was able to gain a well rounded view during my time there. Whitefish Bay has been known for some time as a quiet, affluent neighborhood that prides itself in being the home of one of the best public high schools in the state. Whitefish Bay High School does an exceptional job of getting their students to a college ready level in for years. As a result of being in a wealthy neighborhood, the community has been dedicated to ensuring that students at this school have all the resources necessary to be successful. The only downfall that I see is there is a complete lack of diversity in the school despite only being roughly 10 minutes from the inner city of Milwaukee.
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This school is honestly the best school I could ever ask for, even though the course work is heavy on students, it prepares them for college in ways that no other high school in Wisconsin could, which is why we've rated the best high school academically. The teachers are nice and very helpful and the sporting events are always exciting especially the football games with the football players being well trained, I can say from experience. COME TO THE SCHOOL!
The past 3 years at Whitefish Bay have definitely made me a stronger student and prepared me well for college. Academically, the school is very strong. I do think it's worth pointing out that the school (and really the entire WFB community) is extremely cliquey. People tend to have strong established "friend groups" and rarely branch out. A lot of people are fake friendly, but there are definitely some genuinely kind people too. I've had a few amazing teachers, but also a few that weren't so great. The school spirit is overall really good- especially for homecoming week.